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2017.11.10 | Staff

Minister for Higher Education and Science visits AU Foulum

Basic research activities and collaboration with industry were in focus when Minister for Higher Education and Science Søren Pind paid a visit to AU Foulum.

Professor Jens-Christian Svenning will spearhead the new Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World, with a grant of DKK 40 million from the VILLUM FOUNDATION. (Photo: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University)
Professor Bjørk Hammer has been granted DKK 25 million for a research project called Machine Learning in Atomistic Structure Determination. (Photo: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University)
Jens Kann-Rasmussen, Chair of the Board of the VILLUM FOUNDATION, is pleased that the grants were awarded to two top researchers at Aarhus University, and he looks forward to seeing the results. (Photo: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University)

2017.11.10 | Staff

Two VILLUM Investigator grants celebrated in style

In spring 2017, two top researchers at Science and Technology – Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, Department of Bioscience, and Professor Bjørk Hammer, Department of Physics and Astronomy – were each awarded one of the newly established VILLUM Investigator grants. These provided funding for the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing…

All the happy finalists are assembled. The winners received DKK 10,000 and the prize for second and third was DKK 2,500. (Photo: ‎Vincente Kenrice Klehr)
The Nanopaper team: Deby Fapyane, Isabel Alvarez-Martos and Hector Raposo Vega. (Photo: ‎Vincente Kenrice Klehr)
The Independent Elder entry: Magnus Graf Skou. (Photo: ‎Vincente Kenrice Klehr)
The Merry Berry team: Assela Ongarbayeva and Eric Sutherland. (Photo: ‎Vincente Kenrice Klehr)

2017.11.08 | Staff, Public / media

Dean’s Challenge: a festive event with fruit snacks, degradable plastic and walking frames

On Monday 6 November, the final of the Dean’s Challenge – an annual case competition – was held for the third time. During the course of twenty-four days, the students attended workshops to help them develop and fine-tune their ideas, so they were well prepared for presenting them to the jury. Of all the submitted solutions, three were selected in…

2017.11.07 | Staff

IT maintenance work on the weekend of 18–19 November

IT maintenance work will affect AU’s IT systems and services and cause interruptions at different times during the weekend of 18 and 19 November 2017

2017.11.06 | Public / media, Staff

Danish Agriculture and Food campaign poisons relationship between researchers and farmers

The interest organisation Danish Agriculture and Food has led a negative campaign aimed at Aarhus University researchers. This is spoiling the otherwise historically good relationship between researchers and farmers in Denmark. In an article featured in the online Danish newspaper Altinget, Dean Niels Chr. Nielsen, Head of Department…

2017.11.02 | Staff

Next procurement on public sector consultancy announced

The contracts within Air and emissions, and Terrestrial nature under DCE have been put out to tender as of 1 January.

The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark has awarded a contract to Aarhus University and the Natural History Museum in Aarhus to carry out systematic monitoring of wolves in Denmark. (Photo: Colourbox)

2017.11.03 | Public / media, Staff

Aarhus researchers will monitor wolves in Denmark – and are asking the public for help

The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark has just awarded a contract to Aarhus University and the Natural History Museum in Aarhus to carry out systematic monitoring of wolves in Denmark. The researchers are now inviting the Danes to join in the hunt for wolves.

2017.11.02 | Staff

Are you satisfied with your PhD programme?

Until 27 November, all PhD students at Aarhus University can participate in a new survey with the aim to provide an in-depth understanding of the quality of PhD programmes throughout the university.

At the opening ceremony, Professor Jørgen Kjems addressed the major challenges and perspectives facing his new basic research centre. Photo: Peter F. Gammelby, Aarhus University
There was also time for more casual anecdotes during the opening reception. Pictured here are Director Søren-Peter Olesen, Danish National Research Foundation (left), and Dean Niels Chr. Nielsen, Science and Technology (right). Photo: Peter F. Gammelby, Aarhus University

2017.11.03 | Staff

Cellular ‘chat’ centre has been launched

A new basic research centre – CellPAT – opened on 1 November 2017. It will identify how cells communicate – and especially how they miscommunicate – with each other and their surroundings. Knowledge about what happens and why it happens when miscommunication between cells occurs can help prevent illness.

2017.10.27 | Staff

Election to the occupational health and safety organisation at Aarhus University

It’s time to consider whether you want to become an occupational health and safety representative at AU. The nomination period is in December, and the election takes places in the beginning of 2018. Rector Brian Bech Nielsen encourages all employees to become involved in the election to the occupational health and safety organisation.

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